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There But for the Grace of God Go We

In Roundups on March 13, 2011 at 9:30 am

In Japan, a survivor weeps as he looks at a shelter’s board showing names of other survivors. (Photo by Lee Jae-won/Reuters, courtesy MSNBC.com)

Here’s what caught my eye this last week:

Disaster in Japan. TV news is too preoccupied with wide-angle shots of the devastation; only print photographers are recording the human tragedy.

The House hearings on Muslim extremism. Does the gentleman from New York wish to yield back his sense of decency?

HBO is making Game Change, a movie about the 2008 presidential campaign. If Battlestar Galactica’s Michael Hogan isn’t cast as John McCain, he should fire his agent.

Julianne Moore to play Sarah Palin in Game Change. Interesting casting: an actress with enormous range playing a woman with no depth.

Katie Couric, talk show host? Rumor has it she may abdicate her CBS Evening News anchor throne to host an Oprah-style daytime show. Goodbye and good luck.

Rob Lowe is staying in Pawnee. The actor isn’t leaving Parks and Recreation to replace you-know-who on Two and a Half Men. Whew!

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  1. […] Japan. Sorry to be a broken record, but the television news coverage of this disaster remains surprisingly – and frustratingly – […]

  2. […] Ed Harris to play John McCain in HBO’s Game Change. Well, OK. That will work, too. LikeBe the first to like this post.▶ No Responses /* 0) { […]

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